Name: Ginny Gelms
Job: Elections Manager, Hennepin County
Seen: Hiking on the Red Pine Trail at Itasca State Park for a weekend of camping at backpack site six.
Gear: Keen hiking shoes, REI backpack, tent, whistle and stove and enough freeze dried food for three days.
Trail Treat: Apple sauce, turkey jerky, maybe a hard-boiled eggs and for sure chocolate chip cookies fried on a cook stove from flour and water.
Best Hike: Afton state park with is pack in campsites, wild life and scenic overlooks.
With $1,000: More base layer clothing.
Like about backpacking: Getting away from city, its quiet, I like the nature and the slow pace.
Advice: Get good shoes, good pack